Photo By Jesse Faatz via Billy Strings Facebook

Billy Strings is currently in Denver wrapping up a four night stand with his band at the Mission Ballroom. On Friday, the quartet welcomed Greensky Bluegrass guitarist Dave Bruzza to the stage. Bruzza stepped out towards the end of the second set for a version of John Hartford’s “Get No Better,” followed by Bruzza’s own “Kerosene.”

Last evening, another guitar player made a guest appearance, as the String Cheese Incident’s Bill Nershi joined the action. This sit-in took place in the midpoint of set two, when Nershi emerged for his tune “Restless Wind,” then a cover of Onus B. Johnson’s “Purple Strains (Earl’s Song)” as well as Nershi’s “Black Clouds.” After Nershi departed, the group delivered a debut cover of the Garcia/Hunter classic “Mission in the Rain.”

Billy Strings concludes his Mission Ballroom run this evening.

Billy Strings, Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO 10/15/21

Set I: Slewfoot > Must Be Seven > Clinch Mountain Backstep > Secrets, While I’m Waiting Here, This Old World, Wild Horses Hollow Heart > Peartree, Turmoil & Tinfoil

Set II: Cold On The Shoulder, On The Line > Train 45, Enough To Leave, Pretty Daughter, Highway Hypnosis, Today, Get No Better* Kerosene*, Peggy-O, Dust In A Baggie

Enc: Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Katy Daley

*with Dave Bruzza


Billy Strings, Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO 10/16/21

Set I: Fire Line > Running the Route, Hellbender, Psycho, Ernest T. Grass > How Mountain Girls Can Love, In Case You Ever Change Your Mind, Bronzeback, Home, Midnight on the Highway, Everything’s the Same, Bluegrass Breakdown

Set II: Pyramid Country > Little Maggie, Leaders, Know It All, Restless Wind*, Purple Strains (Earl’s Song)*, Black Clouds*, Mission in the Rain, All Fall Down

Enc: Y’all Come


*With Bill Nershi